Mirage

The dictionary defines a mirage as something illusionary — something unreal. When I was a kid, I was fascinated with movies and television shows because they were reassuring. You always knew who the heroes and villains were. When you grow up, you realize that life isn’t so black and white; people are seldom who they … Read moreMirage

Acceptance

Nathaniel Branden once said: “The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” What really, really started to derail me was my own mind after my traumatic experience about a month ago. My mind became the ultimate prison, and that’s the hardest prison to break free from. I’ve put off writing this … Read moreAcceptance

The Fear & Power of Death

The fear of death is possibly one of the biggest and most common fears we as humans share. What we may not understand, though, is that this fear of death we have often hinders our ability to live a happy, successful life. Think about it: we give fear more power than we give ourselves. We say … Read moreThe Fear & Power of Death

The Power of Positive Statements: Maintaining A Positive Mental Attitude

Over the years, our life experiences shape the way we see things in the world. Our life experiences also change the way we respond to difficult situations. We may find that we’ve picked up a few unhealthy habits that can negatively impact our lives and the state of our mental health. Have you had any … Read moreThe Power of Positive Statements: Maintaining A Positive Mental Attitude

The Comorbidity of Hallucinations & Grief

Hallucinations are often brought up in conversations that have to do with serious mental illnesses such as Schizophrenia (and other illnesses that I won’t try naming). Rarely, though, do I see people discussing hallucinations as an extension of the grieving process, so I thought that this would make an interesting article. I’m a huge fan … Read moreThe Comorbidity of Hallucinations & Grief

The Leap

I regret those times when I’ve chosen the dark side. I’ve wasted enough time not being happy. – Jessica Lange Every writer can point to that one piece of writing that changed everything. For me, it was a piece titled: Safety. What is “Safety” about? Here’s a snippet: “One of the most important things that my current therapist … Read moreThe Leap